Horticulture: Horticultural Business, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2017-2018. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865
American History Since 1865
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
STAT 2023Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)3
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN) 14
BOT 1404Plant Biology (LN) 14
CHEM 1314General Chemistry (LN) 14
or CHEM 1215 General Chemistry (LN)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)6
Hours Subtotal42
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 23
or ECON 2103 Introduction to Microeconomics (S)
HORT 1013Principles of Horticultural Science (LN)3
SOIL 2124Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)4
Written and Oral Communications
BCOM 3113Written Communication3
Select one of the following:3
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S) 2
Introduction to Speech Communication (S) 2
Elements of Persuasion (S) 2
Hours Subtotal17
Major Requirements
Core Courses
ACCT 2103Financial Accounting3
ENTO 2993Introduction to Entomology (LN)3
HORT 2010Internship in Horticulture or Landscape Management (3 hours)3
HORT 3084Plant Propagation4
HORT 3113Greenhouse Management3
MGMT 3013Fundamentals of Management (S)3
MSIS 2103Business Computer Concepts and Applications3
PLP 3343Principles of Plant Pathology3
SPAN (3 credits)3
Related Courses
Select one option15
Select 18 hours of the following: 318
Herbaceous Plant Materials
Woody Plant Materials
Turf Management
Fruit and Nut Production
Commercial Vegetable Production
Landscape Irrigation
Bidding and Estimating
Urban Horticulture Production
International Experience in Horticulture (I)
Temperature Stress Physiology
Turfgrass Physiology and Ecology
Sustainable Nursery Production
Public Garden Management
Applied Landscape Planning
Horticulture in Controlled Environments Laboratory
Horticulture in Controlled Environments
Principles of Sustainable and Organic Horticulture
International Horticulture
Plant Growth and Development
Horticulture Physiology
Sustainable Landscape Management
Select 0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree0
Hours Subtotal61
Total Hours120

College & Departmental requirements that may be used to meet GE requirements.


If used as (S) course above, hours in this block are reduced by three.


15 hours must be upper-division.


Select either option

  1. the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources minor in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness or option
  2. the Spears School of Business minor in General Business or option
  3. the Spears School of Business minor in Entrepreneurship.

Option A

Select five upper-division (3 hour) AGEC courses excluding AGEC 3010 Internship in Agricultural Economics, AGEC 3101 Professional Career Development, AGEC 3183 Agribusiness Accounting and Taxation, AGEC 3990 Special Problems in Agricultural Economics, AGEC 4101 Agricultural Economics Seminar, AGEC 4990 Problems of Agricultural Economics. If ECON 2103 Introduction to Microeconomics (S) is taken instead of AGEC 1113 Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S), then ECON 2203 Introduction to Macroeconomics is required.

Option B

Select 15 hours of the following:15
Managerial Accounting
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business
Marketing (S)

Option C

EEE 3023Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking and Behavior3
Select 6 hours of the following:6
Business Plan Laboratory
Women and Minority Entrepreneurship (D)
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Dilemmas and Debates in Entrepreneurship
Corporate Entrepreneurship
Emerging Enterprise Consulting
Entrepreneurship and New Technologies
Growing Small and Family Ventures
Entrepreneurship Practicum
Venture Capital
Imagination in Entrepreneurship
Special Topics in Legal Studies in Business
Economics of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Intellectual Property Law for Technical Professionals (S)
Problems In Marketing
New Product Development
Product Development Processes
In addition, 6 hours of unrestricted electives must be taken in order to complete the minimum number of 120 total hours6

Other Requirements

  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours and 100 grade points must be earned in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.00 GPA or higher in upper-division hours.
  • A 2.25 GPA or higher is required in courses listed in the Major Requirements column above.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2023.